Tonight, Megyn Kelly asked former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden about the IRS targeting scandal.

Kelly said viewers often ask why former IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails can’t be retrieved from the NSA.

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Hayden responded, “Pretty simple: NSA doesn’t target Americans despite all those urban legends out there.”

House Ways and Means Committee investigators recently learned that Lerner’s hard drive was “damaged but recoverable” by talking to IRS information-technology experts. This development came after the government refused to make them available, according to the committee.

Hayden went on to make this offer to Kelly: “I’ve seen the technicians at NSA take hard drives that terrorists think they have destroyed and actually pull an awful lot of data from them. So I’ll make you a deal, you go find those destroyed hard drives, we’ll see what we can do.” 

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